D.J. Hopkins

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Theatre, Television and Film
San Diego State Univeristy
5500 Campanile Dr
San Diego, CA, 92182

Hopkins is a scholar whose research interests include Shakespeare in Performance (especially contemporary productions and Shakespeare on film) and the relationship between performance and the production of (urban) space. His publications have appeared in journals such as TheatreForum, Theatre Journal, Theatre Topics, and Modern Drama, and in collections including Shakespeare After Mass Media, Rematerializing Shakespeare, and The Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy. His book City / Stage / Globe: Performance and Space in Shakespeare’s London is published by Routledge. He is co-editor of the essay collections Performance and the City and Performance and the Global City (Palgrave). The Performance and the City titles received the 2016 Excellence in Editing Award from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). As dramaturg, Hopkins has worked with numerous writers, directors, and choreographers, including Les Waters, Tina Landau, Joe Chaiken, Robert Woodruff, Naomi Iizuka, and Chuck Mee. Hopkins is the 2011 recipient of the Elliott Hayes Award for Achievement in Dramaturgy. He is a past editor of the ATHE journal Theatre Topics. He serves as ATHE's Vice President for Research and Publications (2018-2020). He served as the Director of the School of Theatre, Television, and Film from 2012 to 2018. Hopkins holds an MFA and a PhD, both from the University of California, San Diego. Pronouns: he / him / his (Photo: Karli Cadel)

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